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02-13-2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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Shot of an old building in the area that I live.

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02-15-2010, 12:22 AM   #2
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I love the detail you captured in this shot, I can clearly make out the grain of the wood.

A slightly different angle that would've prevented that tree branch on the right from being in front of the building would've been preferrable.

More contrast would help a fair bit too. Or at least a brighter background to make the building stand out more. As it is, it kinda blends into the rest of the grayness.

I think maybe a slightly higher perspective would've helped to make the building appear more frail and decrepid.
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Nice picture, like I mentioned in your other thread though, try and shoot from different perspectives.
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Like I just asked in my other thread, what other "perspective" would you recommend?

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Try googling perspective.
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Is this better on perspective? I know that the branches on the left need to go.
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That's a perfect example of how perspective can change a picture. In this case, it's far less interesting. Your subject is a large, feature-less cube sitting right in the middle of the picture. The perspective is still too low. You've lost detail over the previous example. And the subject still blends into the overall grayness of the picture.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GoremanX Quote
That's a perfect example of how perspective can change a picture. In this case, it's far less interesting. Your subject is a large, feature-less cube sitting right in the middle of the picture. The perspective is still too low. You've lost detail over the previous example. And the subject still blends into the overall grayness of the picture.
Ok Here is another building right next to the first picture. I know about the trees blocking the view, but how does it look to you? More of the same?

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I think that's a great looking scene. I actually kinda like the trees and branches in the way, it gives the building a "hidden away" quality. The only things that bug me a bit are the framing and the contrast. Once again, you have the building dead center in the frame, and the grayness of the picture is oppressive.

Here's how I would've fixed it in post-processing:

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But keep in mind, I'm far from an expert My own critique submissions prove that.
02-18-2010, 01:20 AM   #10
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#1 the subject does not stand out enough
#2 is boring
#3 is good, the fact that the building is visibly disintegrating adds a dynamicism, and GoremanX's pp improves it further
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